First Holy Communion for Bass

Three weeks ago Bass (7) was blessed to receive Our Lord for the first time during a Missa Cantata at the Carmelite Monastery in my nearby childhood town. Extra special was that he received Our Blessed Lord for the first time from our Bishop Emeritus, who has also given First Holy Communion to seven of […]

Receiving The Sacrament of Confirmation

Last month our two youngest boys, Jem 9 and Bass 7 received the Sacrament of Confirmation, the second¬†of the three sacraments of Christian initiation into the Catholic Church. Confirmation completes Baptism, by which in the laying on of hands and the anointing with Chrism Oil, which first happened at Baptism, we are confirmed with the […]

Our Lads Make Their Sacraments

Yesterday Jack Jack made his Confirmation  and Jem made his First Holy Communion.  To receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit is such a blessing  and as our Bishop told the children, in the times ahead they will need to be brave.  Michelangelo on the right who was fortunate to Serve for this special occasion. […]

Celebrating an Ordination to the Diaconate

Earlier this month found us in Our Cathedral City celebrating the Ordination of a dear friend to the Diaconate Six years of study and discernment, and finally Deacon S__ was ready to be ordained a Deacon  Oh this thrilling moment when the deacon (or priest) lies prostrate before Our Lord, always gives me goosebumps  Laying […]

Celebrating Father’s Ordination to the Priesthood

Last week we headed to our Cathedral City to celebrate the Ordination of our dear Deacon to the Priesthood. Watching priest after priest stream into the Cathedral gave me goosebumps, 50 priests in all had come to witness and celebrate with their fellow Brother. The Cathedral was packed, around 200 parishioners from our parish alone […]

Advent Reflections Whilst Awaiting the Birth of Our Babe

On the weekend we began preparations for our new babe, the baby is due in only three weeks so it was indeed time.  We’ve set up the cradle, nappies are on the line and neutral clothing is piling up in the laundry. (We’ll wash either boy’s or girl’s clothing after the birth.) I have been […]

A Portrait a Week – September 16th Edition

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 1. First Holy Communion Day for our Jack Jack 2. Confirmation Day for our Jelly Bean 3. Confirmation Day for our Princess 4. Our three Sacramental children with Dad and Mum   5. All together:) Joining in with Che and Fidel this week.

Preparation for Confirmation

Whilst preparing Jack Jack to receive his First Confession and First Holy Communion we have also been preparing Princess(11) and Jelly Bean (9) to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. As I’ve shared previously we take this opportunity to prepare our children for the reception of their Sacraments as amongst the most precious responsibilities as Catholic parents entrusted […]